Sunday, November 08, 2009

Review: Young People's Book of Saints

As part of religious education, we study the Catholic saints of history on a weekly basis. When given the opportunity to review Young People's Book of Saints by The Catholic Company, I was looking forward to adding another book to our library that was at a child's level.

Since the book was written for elementary-aged children, I gave it to my 3rd grader (almost 9yo) to read a few chapters and get his opinion. He was disappointed, and told me we had other books that were better. He felt the biographies for each saint were too short, and did not contain enough information.   After reading a few more, he mentioned that he preferred books that provided all the basics (like birthplace, dates, patron saint information) consistently for each saint in one section, and then provided biographical information.

Young People's Book of Saints provides 2-5 page biographies of 63 saints. If you don't have a basic saint book, this would fill that gap. The reading level is appropriate for elementary-aged children.
This review was written as part of the Catholic book Reviewer program from The Catholic Company.  I received a copy of the book in exchange for my honest opinion in this review. Visit The Catholic Company to find more information on The Young People’s Book of Saints .

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